Oct. 20, 2009
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 20, 2009) - Sacred Heart junior Kimberly DeLoreto (Hillsdale, NY) was named the Road Runner Sports Northeast Conference Women's Cross Country Co-Athlete of the Week announced on Tuesday. It is DeLoreto's third weekly honor on the season.
DeLoreto placed second in a field of 193 runners to earn her fourth-straight top-five finish of the season at the UAlbany Invitational (Oct. 17). The junior finished the 5K course in 17:33.9, marking the fastest time in program history and eclipsing her previous personal best by 37 seconds. Having paced the Pioneers in four of five races this fall, DeLoreto now has five career top-five performances as she bested competition from three additional league schools competing. The 2007 NEC Freshman of the Year helped the Pioneers earn third place on the team leader board among 24 squads overall. DeLoreto is now a three-time Road Runner Sports NEC Athlete of the Week honoree this season.